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About

Idle Ink embraces the odd. We want genre fiction that’s too weird to be published anywhere else, articles full of unpopular opinion, challenging personal essays. If it’s strange and questionable, Idle Ink wants it.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United Kingdom Established in 2017

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 6 x per year.

Fiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Film/Television (General, Television, Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines), Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Article ArticleUp to 5,000 words.
Essay EssayUp to 5,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Closed

This project has permanently closed to submissions in this category.

Visual Art Closed

This project has permanently closed to submissions in this category.

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Dates

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2023
Last Audited: 10 Nov 2023 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 17 May 2020

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